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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 26, 2013

Darrin Young Arrested For Threatening The Life Of The President Of The United States

Memphis, TN – Darrin Young, a/k/a Darrin Fleming, 39, of Memphis, TN, has been charged in a criminal complaint with threatening the life of President Barack Obama, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III today.

Investigators first became aware of the threat while listening to phone conversations between Young and Tabitha Gentry. Gentry has been incarcerated in the Shelby County Jail since March 2013 on charges of theft of property over $250,000 and assaulting two police officers. Gentry allegedly took unlawful possession of a multi-million dollar residence on Shady Grove Road in Memphis, claiming rights to the property as a sovereign citizen.

On or about July 11, 2013, a conversation was recorded between Young and Gentry. The complaint alleges that Young stated they are going to “burn” Barack Obama; that they are going to “kill” him (President Obama); and that they are going to “murk” him (President Obama) and the Justice Department. Murk is street slang for murder.

Young is in custody awaiting an initial appearance. This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Fred Godwin and Mark Erskine are representing the government.

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The charges and allegations contained in this complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated March 19, 2015